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A Reality Check on Assisted Suicide in Oregon

 

Compassion & Choices: "Almost two decades of experience in Oregon shows us the law has worked as intended, with none of the problems opponents had predicted.” The evidence shows otherwise.

Despite a thoroughly inadequate reporting system designed to cover up rather than reveal problems, Oregon shows exactly the problems that critics predicted: No meaningful protection against coercion, influence by others on patients with depression and dementia, an expansion beyond imminently dying patients, and a road toward active euthanasia.


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